New Yankee in King Arthur's Court
It's fun, but it doesn't last long.
Kind of a combo between Roads of Rome, Royal Envoy and Rescue Team.
The graphics look nice (yawn), but it's not something that'll blow your mind. You've seen it before, haven't you? Those piles of wood looks familiar?
The level of challenge is OK. If you don't care about the score, the game can be finished without any fuss, but if you want some extra credit you'll just have to work a little harder.
The story is kind of a downside. It's short, not very coherent and it ends all too quickly. If you've already played similar games it'll probably take you about 2 - 3 h tops to finish the game.
All in all a fun game, but the fun end too soon.
May 22, 2012
Just OK - Challenges are unique, Abrupt ending
The story is the best part of this game. I do like the challenge of trying to accomplish the task while skeletons and monsters are scaring your villagers and your watch towers are shooting them. For most of the levels, getting to gold only took a couple of tries.
February 9, 2013
Cute while it lasts
NYiKAC is a timed resource management game, heavily based on Rescue Team, though I think of it as closer to Jack of All Tribes in feel.
Most levels are more about planning a course of action than fast clicking (which is a plus in my book). You might need to run some of the levels a couple of times to get gold, but none of the levels are very difficult (and you can ignore the timer if you'd rather relax).
The art is cute and the game runs smoothly for me. The music and SFX are innocuous. The story line is amusing in places, annoying in others, but I found it worth reading the dialogues.
The biggest drawback is probably that the game really is quite short (about one evening's worth) , but I did enjoy it while it lasted.
June 22, 2012
A NICE but not unique building game
The fact that there are so few new TM games and even less with new creative ways keeps us going on with everything the genre offers. So I am quite exicted to play every new one that appears on BF. I found this one like so many others following the same strategie as other good ones bevor. It is nice to play but not unique enough to be on top.
There is a really cute and funny storyline and the way the characters run around is very nice. I enjoyed the fact that it is so easy to get more workers, as every house you build add a new worker as well. The strategie fact is not very challenging but ok. But there are just so few levels with no option to replay in a different mode. I have played similar games over and over again when I loved the gameplay, but I fear this one will capture my attention not long enough.
It is a nice and lovely game. I enjoyed playing it, but it won't get to my personal hall of fame.
May 13, 2012
The book was better
I usually hate TM. My hands shake to bad to play them. This game is a bit different. Even though I run out of time I can still complete the level. Until I get to the harder levels, and really need the gold to complete the rest of the game, sigh.
Even though it's a game I will be deleting, I still think it's a good one.
May 7, 2012
same game different name
Cute game. Would not buy it thought too much like the other building games
May 7, 2012
Way too short
This is a fun game, but it does come to an abrupt ending. Not very challenging. Would of liked it more if they'd extended the game play. I thought it was something wrong I was doing, until I saw the other reviews. Not worth the money spent.
April 1, 2013
The game is very fun although not too challenging. But after level 40, it just starts over again, and the "living water" situation is never explained.
June 20, 2012
It was okay
This game was okay, but I didn't love it. The gameplay was good and challenging enough that I had to do some of the levels over to get a gold score, but the storyline was pretty lame, and I had no desire to play it again after I finished it the first time. If you are looking for a game that has an intriguing story or one that you can play many times, this isn't the game for you.
May 27, 2012
Too Short & Too Easy
Typical TM workers gather items, build houses and special buildings, etc. with a slight twist. You have 1 warrior to kill thieves and zombies.
However, the game was short (40 levels) and easy to get gold on all level (usually on first try). Also, it lacks end of game bonus levels for getting gold on all levels.
May 15, 2012